Five Songs, 11/28/2020
Five Songs

Five Songs, 11/28/2020

Edan, "Emcees Smoke Crack"

Edan is one of my favorite hip-hop artists, even though he hasn't released a lot of stuff. Primitive Plus was his first album, and is chock full of left-field stuff like this. Listen to that beat! That baseline is amazing, the scratching, the extra samples, and Edan is lots of fun on the mic - clever and with an excellent flow.

Priests, "Youtube Sartre"

We just had this song! SIX SONGS TODAY

Plaid, "Zamami"

This takes a while to get going, doesn't it? And then goes nowhere in particular. This whole album isn't as atmospheric as this track, though, mind you.

RJD2, "The Horror"

We've had this one also! I was just talking on Twitter the other day about seven songs, and HERE WE ARE. RJD2 rules. Uh, that's it. You can read more in the tags!

Treepeople, "No Doubt"

This comes from the Treepeople's second album, 1991's Guilt, Regret, Embarrassment. This album is where the Treepeople really started putting it together - the songs are good, the sound is getting pretty distinctive, and the sort of discursive guitar that Doug Martsch would be known for is really emerging.

The Rolling Stones, "Wild Horses"

You've heard this song! Why do you care what I have to say! I'm cranky today, what with having to do 40% more work than usual! It's not like I'm going to make more money, this dumb blog costs me money!

Mono Puff, "Extra Krispy"

Mono Puff is a side project of John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, releasing a couple albums in the mid-90s, right around when Factory Showroom was released. I haven't ever read anything about problems in the band or anything, and Flansburgh continued to play with TMBG and tour, so I guess he just had some extra songs he wanted to put out there? Maybe he's explained in some interview I haven't read. I have a pet theory, which is that Flansburgh felt overshadowed by Linnell's songs, which is totally understandable if true.

Joshua Buergel
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